Mahesh Babu and Pooja Hegde star in Telugu film Maharshi.
Mahesh Babu and Pooja Hegde star in Telugu film Maharshi.

Mahesh Babu’s Maharshi opens big at the ticket window, collects Rs 59 crore worldwide

Mahesh Babu’s Maharshi has won big at the box office on its opening day; the film has made Rs 59 crore in worldwide collections.
By Karthik Kumar | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON MAY 10, 2019 03:44 PM IST

Actor Mahesh Babu’s Maharshi has struck gold at the box office with the highest opening day (gross) of Rs 59 crore worldwide, according to trade analyst Trinath. Maharshi has registered career best opening-day numbers for Mahesh Babu, who has teamed up with director Vamshi Paidipally for the first time. Before Maharshi, the actor’s best opening-day figure was for Bharat Ane Nenu (Rs 54 crore).

In Andhra and Telangana, the film collected an opening day share of Rs 24.6 crore.

Nizam - Rs 6.38 crore
Ceded Districts - Rs 2.89 crore
UA - Rs 2.88 crore
East - Rs 3.2 crore
West - Rs 2.46 crore
Krishna - Rs 1.39 crore
Guntur - Rs 4.4 crore
Nellore - Rs 1 crore

AP/TS day 1 Share - Rs 24.6 crore

The film, which has already done pre-release business over Rs 150 crore, also stars Pooja Hegde, Allari Naresh and Jagapathi Babu in crucial roles. Directed by Vamshi Paidipally, the film is centered on a self-made billionaire Rishi (Mahesh Babu), who goes on a transformative journey when he learns about what happened to his best friend from college.

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According to a review by Hindustan Times, Maharshi has traces of Swades and AR Murugadoss’s Kaththi as it follows Rishi (Mahesh Babu), a man who is so consumed by his own success that he gets lost trying to understand its significance. The film, which has been jointly produced by Dil Raju, Ashwini Dutt and PVP Cinema, has music by Devi Sri Prasad while KU Mohanan has cranked the camera.

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